Antidepressant Use Associated With Postpartum Hemorrhage.

Medscape (8/27, Cassels) reports that, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the BMJ, “antidepressant use by pregnant women around the time of delivery is linked to an increased risk for postpartum hemorrhage.” The study of 106,000 pregnant women of childbearing age diagnosed with either anxiety or a mood disorder revealed “a 1.5-fold increased risk for postpartum hemorrhage associated with all classes of antidepressants and not just selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.” An accompanying editorial called the increased risk a “cause for concern.”

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— “Antidepressants and postpartum haemorrhage,BMJ, August 21, 2013.

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